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SCWK2006 - Research Skills for Social Work
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,637
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Social Work and Policy Studies
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: 48 credit points
Prohibitions: SCLG2602
Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/wk and 1x1-hr tutorial/wk

Assessment: research ethics essay (20%) and research summaries (35%) and research project paper (45%)

Social workers are increasingly required to understand and communicate the research base of their practice, and to become practitioner-researchers in their own right. This unit aims to help students develop an understanding of the ways social workers use research in different practice contexts: assessing community needs, formulating policies, developing new services, evaluating programs, enhancing social work practice, and developing theory. Students are introduced to quantitative and qualitative approaches and methods in social work research, in the context of specific practice fields including mental health, domestic violence, community development, and policy advocacy.
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